Jackson at the OAG

It’s time for a fresh, playful approach to food.

Inspired by the artworks that grace the walls of the OAG, Jackson presents a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic. Informs and inspires a cultural shift towards primarily plant based intelligence. Offering high vibration foods, embracing balance with beauty wellness wisdom & love. To nurture our personal and planetary ecosystems.

Primarily plant based, non GMO, sustainable, artisanal and organic whenever possible, locally and globally from small & family farms passionately committed to offering the freshest organic & local ingredients possible

— Caroline Gosselin and John Leung, co-creators


Jackson at the OAG is a casual yet sophisticated full service café that includes a dine-in restaurant. 
The space provides a warm, inviting and open concept dining experience.

Jackson Cafe currently offers, coffees, teas, cold drinks, treats, snacks sandwiches and salads. 

Look for limited-edition specialty menus inspired by the exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

We are pleased to offer selection of wines by the glass, distinctive seasonal (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) cocktails and local micro-brewed beers.


Chef Leung’s career spans more than 20 years. He began as an apprentice to Chef Kurt Waldele at the National Arts Centre and has gone on to serve at premier dining establishments around the world, including Restaurant el8hteen, the official residence of the British High Commissioner, National Gallery of Canada, Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Daniel restaurant in New York City, and at Nobu in London, England. His most memorable meals include those he has prepared for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Julia Child, and for the Governor General’s Awards. Leung takes inspiration from around the globe and leads an extraordinary team that combines locally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood to produce tantalizing dishes.


  • Buy from local farmers whenever possible and using quality meat suppliers with ethical practices. 
  • Purchase sustainable Oceanwise seafood. Vancouver Oceanwise member since 2003.
  • Recycle glass and bottles through Bottle Works, which employs youth at risk.
  • Purchase and use only biodegradable takeout containers.


Jackson at the OAG also caters events taking place in the gallery.


Ottawa Art Gallery, Daly Entrance


Monday – Wednesday: 8 AM - 11 PM
Thursday – Friday: 8 AM - 1 AM
Saturday:  9 AM - 1 AM
Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM (café only) 

Ottawa Art Gallery Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM Daily

Follow us on Instagram @jacksonottawa 



Kimberley Stacey
Event Sales Manager
613-680-JACK (5225) or kstacey@jacksoncafe.ca